Hellshire II - Oakshire Brewing
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4.45/5 rDev +49.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Snifter @ Oakshire on Hellshire realease
A - Pours an opaque black, w/ thick 1 finger brown head, thins to cap slowly w/ great lace
S - Smells of coffee, lots of coffee, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, caramel, wood, alcohol, roasty.
F- Tastes the same as the nose, lots of chocolate & coffee, caramel, dark fruits, cherries, raisins, plums, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, roasty.
M - Smooth, rich, roasty, complex, semi-sweet roasty bourbon finish. Full body.
O - Great job w/ this one. Flavors and aromas blend well, coffe and chocolate come through nicely, bourbon presents itself but not too aggressivaly. No astringency at all. Too drinkable. No fusels. Very good BA Imp Stout. Much better than Hellshire I. Great job Matt.
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2011 23:54:01 | More by jbakajust1
3.15/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Busted out by Matt Van Wyk at the East Burn beer dinner. Thanks to the brewer for the sample. Served in a small snifter.
A: Very dark brown with ruby edges, a small ring of espresso bubbles, fairly thin looking with minimal legs. 2/5
S: Good bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, and other requisite -bal stout notes are in attendance. Peppery alcohol singes the nose... in a good way. Nothing is really dominating and the balance is pretty good at this point. 4/5
T: Odd... This lands in the fruity category of the imperial stout family. Prunes are the dominant fruit presenting. Some slightly acidic roasty coffee shows through as well. I'm not picking up much chocolate and mention that now since it's frequently a characteristic in stouts. The bourbon is mild and in good balance against the stout. While not my favorite bourbon stout, I'm not really disappointed. 3/5
M: A slightly chewy beer yet small for what I expect from the style. It does finish quite clean which is a plus. 3/5
O: An interesting beer. Definitely a departure from a typical American imperial stout. I'm sure there will be plently of people who enjoy it. 3/5
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2011 14:44:41 | More by hopsbreath
Hellshire II from Oakshire Brewing
71 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.